The Tugs After The Storm

One of the most memorable sunsets I’ve ever witnessed after powerful thunderstorms cleared out of the area – fully illuminating the brick buildings of Bow Street and creating a rainbow over the Memorial Bridge.

The Memorial Bridge in The Snow

The Memorial Bridge in The Snow

You can’t see too many snowflakes here because of the long exposure, but this image was taken late in the evening as the snowstorm was winding down this past weekend.  It was a pretty cool scene to enjoy during the storm with the lighting – especially with the quiet that set out over town as people hunkered down and stayed inside. The LED lighting overpowers the scene with the long exposure, but I like the star-like appearance of the light itself – so I decided this one is a keeper.

Passers By

Passers By

The Memorial Bridge is one of my favorite places in the Seacoast as you can enjoy a fantastic view of Portsmouth and Kittery on a walk over the Piscataqua River.  The positioning of the bridge provides great views of sunrise and sunset – but on this particular evening I was drawn to the architectural detail and symmetry of the structure and the motion of the cars in either direction as they passed by.

Vintage Memorial Bridge

Now that the sleek new Memorial Bridge is open for business, it’s fun to take a look back a couple years to what the previous structure looked like in its last days. In this vintage Memorial Bridge shot, the rust and the decay is very evident.

The Gear | Memorial Bridge

I was fortunate enough to get an in depth preview of the new Memorial Bridge on its opening day, and I wanted to share another one of my favorite images from the tour. This is one of the massive gears that works to operate the massive lift system for the center span.  I thought the gear was incredibly imposing and the intricacy of the pulley lines were equally impressive.